Trina Storage has secured a pivotal contract to furnish battery energy storage systems (BESS) for four solar developments across the United Kingdom, as part of an initiative spearheaded by independent power producer Low Carbon.
Under the agreement, Trina Storage will deploy BESS solutions at Low Carbon's Meadow, Sandon Brook, Fern Brook, and Birch solar farms, collectively contributing an estimated 190 megawatt-hours (MWh) of storage capacity. These systems are expected to introduce new arbitrage and ancillary capabilities, optimizing operational efficiency at each site.
“With each BESS unit boasting a two-hour duration, our aim is to bolster renewables integration within the grid infrastructure, thereby enhancing overall stability and resilience,” said a spokesperson from Trina Storage.
The company is set to provide a comprehensive suite of system services, encompassing consulting, system design, supply, integration, and a long-term services agreement covering maintenance and extended performance warranties.
“While these BESS installations stand as standalone projects, our interconnected solar power plants will also feature Trina Solar PV modules to facilitate energy generation,” the spokesperson added.
Low Carbon's Managing Director of Global Supply Chain, Justin Thesiger, expressed excitement about the partnership, stating, “We are delighted to be partnering with Trina Storage to deliver these projects. Trina has a leading position in the UK energy storage space, with a reputation for high-quality manufacturing and a secure supply chain.”
Gabriele Buccini, Head of Utility Storage at Trina Solar, echoed Thesiger's sentiments, emphasizing the strategic significance of storage solutions in advancing renewable energy deployment. “Storage is an area that will become increasingly crucial as the world continues its shift to renewable energy, so we are thrilled to be working with Low Carbon on this project,” Buccini remarked. “We look forward to seeing the results once installation has been completed, and to working closely with Low Carbon on further projects in the future.”